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    You said you had less that 30 days to go. When we got toward the end of our tour in Viet Nam (spelling is correct) We would declare our sellfs as being short. Probably for "Short Timer". We would draw a cartoon-ish picture of a helmet sitting on top of a pair of boots with just the boot toes and heals showing underneath the helmet, making sure everybody saw the picture so we could gloat. We would get more and more vigilant as rotation time drew near.

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    Thank you for your service, and the little visual from that time so long ago. We call it "getting short" just like we did when we were active duty. We use all the same jargon day to day as well, military courtesy, it's just natural. We're all veterans for the most part on my contract. Much more respect is due to you for your time in Viet Nam, as I'm more as a mercenary -by definition- over here, and you were in one of the worst conflicts in US history. I know they had contractors back then too, and we all have important jobs that we do, but being that they're paying me Unimog Bucks for being here, I can't accept all the respect often sent my way. Yes, I am part of a team that saves lives and that is honorable, but that they do pay me, gives me a different kind of identity than what so many might wish to applaud me for. Mercenary seems to fit, but thanks, I'm expecting my trip home through Amsterdam to go smoothly... only to come back here again after a month off.

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    Wait til you see the pictures of the blow-out!
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    In America, it's pronounced Double Cab, not DOKA.

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    Question: Is there another common and domestically available wheel with the same bolt pattern as the FLU419/406/416? I would rather buy some cheaper, easier-to-find wheels to sacrifice for the low-ceiling carport passage application I have. Gotta' dig in the back yard, but access is only through a low ceiling in the carport. Is the Unimog Bolt Pattern common?

    Also. Here on base, I found a needle in the haystack, in that I went out one day on my bike, actively searching for the missing 419 I had seen on base prior to my last R&R, and while I didn't find it (still haven't), I actually DID find a 406 Transmission, on a pallet, preserved, taped-up, and... abandoned in a ditch... along with a nice 20,000lb hydraulic winch and a Bosch Fuel Pressure Pump. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to ship the transmission home, but I wanted to ask: is there anything INSIDE this transmission that I should attempt to remove for future use or to sell/barter to someone in need? The Transmission I believe came from the Canadian Compound before they departed.

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    I just checked yesterday, and yep, it's all still there. I think I'll grab the fuel pressure pump, and bring it in and start washing it up in the parts washer. Can someone ID the application that the pump possibly was used for?
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    Here's a 419 I studied up in Bagram before bidding on mine. The bed is supposedly off a Hummer Trailer. Thinking after cutting down my ambulance box, I may have about the same overhang. I have more detai images of this one if any body is curious.
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    Now that the GL auctions are back on I'm hoping to join the club. Unfortunately when the majority of these were coming out a few years ago I wasn't in a position to get one. Think I've finally convinced the wife it'd be better than paying double that to buy a small tractor that couldn't do half the job.
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    Well, I'm home on R&R now and DIGGING IT! Literally! The 419 and I are getting acquainted on the home digging job that I had talked about. The second set of wheels I intended to modify for extreme low-ceiling carport use are fortunately NOT required after lowering the tire PSI to 20 on the fronts and 5 on the rears (after removing the Case Back Hoe. Yes, I'm digging with the loader and taking full buckets with no back hoe attached. The reason for pulling the back hoe was clearance... again the ceiling of the car port I have to run dirt through is about three inches above the cab -and that's after removing the FOPS over the cab AND the exhaust can up top. The machine is doing an admirable job, but the extreme off-balance weight distribution absolutely DOES have the rear wheels come off the ground when elevating buckets stuck in the earth, when full... very, very, very light on the rear.. I have a 1500 pound Toro Dingo I use for clean-up, and I'm very much considering using the hard points on the the two machines and simply hanging the Dingo off the ass end to balance it out.

    Question time: When I switch the machine into either four wheel, or four wheel differential locked, the air pressure leaks down and the screaming buzzer of death indicating the air pressure -hence brake assist- is dropping. There is seemingly a leak in the system when this four wheel or differential locks is switched on, but not when in simple two wheel drive. Have any of you other 419 / 406 Savvy drivers ever experienced this and could I get a tip as to where I might check to stem the leak?

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    The air lines going to the diffs where completely rotted on mine. Also the airlines going to the 4WD engage cylinder on top of the transmission was loose. You need to tilt the cab to get to it.

    I drilled holes through the center of the back hoe mounting pins and use a hydraulic porta power to pull the pins . You can also use threaded rod and pull it through by turning the nuts . Grease the pins first. You need to remove the left side rear taillight assembly for clearance. I also ground chamfers on the pin mounting ears and tabs for easier alignment.

    I hope you chained the back hoe legs together. The assembly will sag to a point where you won't be able to catch it to install.

    Did you connect the feed and return lines together on the MOG side? It will raise **** if you didn't and someone engages the PTO. Be sure to rout the line over the round cross member on the MOG side when you re-connect the back hoe.

    I made a How-To. I'll post it as soon as I find it.
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    Well I guess I need to join this thread. Here is my Unimog. Does anyone some commercial part numbers for the filters (Oil, fuel, Air, ETC) for these trucks? I can not seam to find them. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by bchauvette View Post
    The air lines going to the diffs where completely rotted on mine. Also the airlines going to the 4WD engage cylinder on top of the transmission was loose. You need to tilt the cab to get to it. I drilled holes through the center of the back hoe mounting pins and use a hydraulic porta power to pull the pins . You can also use threaded rod and pull it through by turning the nuts . Grease the pins first. You need to remove the left side rear taillight assembly for clearance. I also ground chamfers on the pin mounting ears and tabs for easier alignment. I hope you chained the back hoe legs together. The assembly will sag to a point where you won't be able to catch it to install. Did you connect the feed and return lines together on the MOG side? It will raise **** if you didn't and someone engages the PTO. Be sure to rout the line over the round cross member on the MOG side when you re-connect the back hoe. I made a How-To. I'll post it as soon as I find it.
    Exceptional advice! Thank you VERY much for the input on the rotted and loose lines, that sounds like what I'm dealing with. Yes, I put a jackstand under the center of the back hoe to prevent the sag, and I use a highly effective Harbor Freight Farm Jack (direct copy of Hi Lift) to move the unit side to side, up and down and I'm optimistic that re-installation won't be too much of a bear. Your advice on the pins, as well, VERY appreciated! Brilliant! No, I did not join the two lines off the back while running the front loader via the PTO, but since the rear system and front system are separate, I'm hopeful I'll be ok. I'll join them later today, again, thank you.

    Standing by looking forward to your HOW TO post later.
    In America, it's pronounced Double Cab, not DOKA.

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